Humidity Question with Brinsea Mini Advance

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sphinx, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using this incubator for over a year and have had fantastic luck with my hatches.

    I put my eggs in lockdown last night and filled up both reservoirs as instructed. But, I have a ton of condensation on the plastic. I never have condensation until chicks start coming out, so I was guessing that the humidity was really high. So, I got a hygrometer today, and it said that humidity was over 85%. So, I drained one of the reservoirs and wiped all of the plastic down to get rid of the condensation. Now humidity is around 73%. Still a lot of condensation though. What's up with that?
     
  2. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this problem when I used this incubator. Humidity got so bad that it rusted the bolt on the turner and I sent it back to get it replaced. My chicks kept coming out soaking wet. I guess it is just a small incubator with no real way for the humidity to escape.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's weird to me is I've done 10+ hatches with this incubator and never had any trouble til this time around. I've noticed that one screw by the turner is getting rusty.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    My mini eco gets condensation some times I barely have to add water to it. I wonder if over time some how the ventalation gets clogged. Whats the weather like where you are? The weather has been wierd here, maybe you just are more humid then usual all around?
     

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